Jun 23, 2011 12:29 PM

New containment date for Horseshoe 2 Fire

TUCSON - Firefighters battling the second-largest wildfire in Arizona had hoped to have it contained yesterday, but have now changed that.

They now say the Horseshoe 2 Fire, burning in southeastern Arizona in the Chiricahua Mountains, should be totally contained by Saturday, June 25th. It is now 95% contained.

The fire has burned 222,954 acres and has cost $47,618,204 to fight.
It began May 8th in Horseshoe Canyon on the Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, which remains closed.

Today resources are moving further into the fire interior to continue suppression rehabalilitation.

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